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Martha Pfeiffer, seen here at her Stow home, qualified for a study that created a personal vaccine to treat her melanoma. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Martha Pfeiffer, seen here at her Stow home, qualified for a study that created a personal vaccine to treat her melanoma. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Imagine cancer treatment custom-made just for you and based on your cancer tumor's DNA: a personal vaccine. Researchers are developing this as a new weapon against cancer, as it would train a patient's immune system to respond to a tumor's specific DNA.

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Carey Goldberg, host of WBUR's CommonHealth blog, which tweets @commonhealth.

This segment aired on January 8, 2018.

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